In the workplace, difficult co-workers can make our lives miserable. Interactions with difficult people leave you feeling angry, resentful, or frustrated. Sometimes the best way to overcome these feelings is to take a step back and understand the root causes that drive difficult people to be troublesome.
Posts Tagged: teams
Did you know that teams can be more productive than an individual if they are made up of individuals with complementary skills sets?
How can you make sure your team is operating at its most productive level?
No matter how savvy, smart, and cooperative your team, challenges can shake up any rhythm, discourage those involved, and derail progress. Resilience is the secret to learning from mistakes and growing stronger after a major challenge. Building resilience starts with team culture.
This week, I attended a 3-day federal supervisory/managerial training class on building and sustaining teams. Day 1 began with the facilitator explaining that we were to define our roles in teams behaviorally, by observable or measurable movement or activity. In other words, we were to state the behaviors that we see exhibited in ourselves andRead… Read more »
One of the first questions managers ask about innovation is how to form an innovation team. Who should be on it? What should they do? To whom should they report? Many government organizations are already committed to more than they have hours in a day to manage, and forming an innovation team seems out ofRead… Read more »
In this time of tight budgets and mandates to do more or the same with less, the need for innovation through greater communication and cooperation is greater than ever. The intelligent use of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) that foster an organizational climate of cross-functional collaboration can drive innovation throughout your processes. This is accomplished byRead… Read more »
By Mike Ipsaro, PMP, CCE/A In this time of tight budgets and mandates to do more or the same with less, the need for innovation through greater communication and cooperation is greater than ever. The intelligent use of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) that foster an organizational climate of cross-functional collaboration can drive innovation throughout yourRead… Read more »
As many government employees are members of unions, and many of us who work with the government interact with union members and union rules, your perspectives on this issue may vary. If you’ve ever been to a college football game – you know there is nothing like the atmosphere before the big game. Tailgating, trashRead… Read more »
There are few jobs today that allow a person to work autonomously. Certainly in government there are many examples of jobs that are interdependent. Even at its most basic level, the branches of government must work together to pass a bill into law. Teams are important. As important as teamwork is in government and businessRead… Read more »